Tag - Desire HD
A few days ago, HTC revealed it will not update its Desire HD smartphone from Android 2.3 to Android 4.0 because the user experience will suffer. It seems there is a little more to it than that, including a number of technical issues. First, HTC has evaluated Android 4.0 on the phone and found the performance to be below-par, which mirrors the earlier statements.
Thanks to the recent launch of the HTC One V and the work of one resourceful developer over at the XDA Developers forum, owners of the Desire S and Desire HD can port over the ROM from the new phone. The project is a work in progress, but most of the ROM was successfully ported over to the older handsets. The data and voice radios with the new ROM are fully functional for either phone, so users can use it daily.
The HTC Kingdom smartphone due at Sprint and leaked back in May will be known as the Hero 4G, according to a user posting a comment in the original PocketNow report. The user, override182, found this out when peeking at the Kingdom ROM loaded onto his Desire HD.
HTC Europe revealed on its support site that the Desire HD and Incredible S have begun receiving the Android 2.3 update over the air. Phones will get notifications advising users they can now begin the download. HTC is urging them to do so over Wi-Fi or an unlimited data plan.
An HTC spokesperson recently told SlashGear that the Desire HD, Desire Z, Desire and Incredible S will get a software update to Android 2.3 this spring. The Desire is the oldest handset, and this latest news should be good for owners, as the device was earlier said to get the update later than the spring and after the Desire S launches.
The HTC Thunderbolt smartphone is now showing up in a Best Buy flyer, a picture of said flyer sent in to AndroidCentral reveals. The device was earlier expected to arrive on February 14 in stores, and though the new flyer doesn't specify a ship date, opting for a Coming Soon promise instead, it may very well meet that date. Only a $50 deposit is being advertised, with the price also not yet being divulged.
The expected HTC Flyer tablet has now received some leaked, unofficial specs. According to Amobil, the tablet will mimic the Galaxy Tab by centering on a seven-inch, 1024x600 display. It should otherwise sport the same 1GHz Snapdragon processor as found in the Desire HD smartphone but could have LTE 4G in some versions.
Two forthcoming HTC Android flagships have reportedly failed last minute Google Type Approval testing and will be delayed until at least the "mid to end of October." Type approval testing typically refers to the requirements for a product to meet particular set of minimum standards. This follows recent reports that the T-Mobile G2 Google phone, which is manufactured by HTC, is suffering from a significant hinge looseness problem.